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Several reports are trying to create an erroneous and misleading narrative, the government said adding that the intention is to safeguard the national interest, always. (File photo)

Not to restrict: Govt clarifies new rules for retired intel, security officers

PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 08:59 PM IST
"In fact, it makes it easier for them to do so, given that they can now contact the head of their former employer organisation and seek clarification on whether the proposed material is sensitive or non-sensitive," government sources said.
The department of personnel and training has accordingly amended the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 to include the changes.(Image for representation )
The department of personnel and training has accordingly amended the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 to include the changes.(Image for representation )

Govt bars publishing of sensitive info by ex-security officials sans permission

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 12:35 AM IST
  • The directive further bars the officials from disclosing “sensitive information” which “would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India.
Armed police officers patrol outside New Scotland Yard the morning after an attack by a man driving a car and wielding a knife left five people dead and dozens injured, in London on March 23, 2017.(Reuters file)
Armed police officers patrol outside New Scotland Yard the morning after an attack by a man driving a car and wielding a knife left five people dead and dozens injured, in London on March 23, 2017.(Reuters file)

New counter-terror centre set up in Britain

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 06:51 PM IST
The centre was developed following the series of attacks in 2017 which killed 36 people and caused injury and life-changing impacts to many others.
A view of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters in New Delhi. At a CBI-organised conference last week, law enforcement agencies discussed that the rising transnational crimes need close cooperation among international community for detection and collection of evidence in foreign jurisdictions.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A view of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters in New Delhi. At a CBI-organised conference last week, law enforcement agencies discussed that the rising transnational crimes need close cooperation among international community for detection and collection of evidence in foreign jurisdictions.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Agencies discuss informal channels for fast info sharing among nations to solve crimes

By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 12:53 PM IST
At least two officials who attended the conference said Indian agencies have been lately exchanging information with police forces or intelligence agencies of various countries on economic offenders, smugglers, cyber criminals and terrorists
Stephen Hawking, a troubled chapter in the nation’s recent history, and miniature painting feature on this week’s reading list.(HT Team)
Stephen Hawking, a troubled chapter in the nation’s recent history, and miniature painting feature on this week’s reading list.(HT Team)

HT Picks: New Reads

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 04:57 PM IST
This week’s interesting reads includes a portrait of a genius, a former R&AW man’s look at a troubled chapter in the nation’s recent history, and a study of the remarkable miniatures in the TAPI Collection
Following this, the court sent Sharma to seven-day police remand and posted the matter to September 28. The bail hearing will also be on September 28, the senior advocate said.
Following this, the court sent Sharma to seven-day police remand and posted the matter to September 28. The bail hearing will also be on September 28, the senior advocate said.

Police seek ED’s help in Chinese spy case probe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 03:48 AM IST
Appearing for Sharma, senior advocate Adish C Aggarwala, opposed the remand plea and said the investigation was not being conducted in the correct manner.
To put it simply, Zhenhua’s database is akin to putting together a dossier on a person with publicly available data(SHUTTERSTOCK)
To put it simply, Zhenhua’s database is akin to putting together a dossier on a person with publicly available data(SHUTTERSTOCK)

Zhenhua Data case: How to think about Chinese surveillance

Hindustan Times | By Binayak Dasgupta
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Zhenhua Data, the reports claimed, put together a database with the personal information of over two million people of public interest — politicians, celebrities, business leaders, prominent military officials and academics
Intelligence reports earlier said that Dawood and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus.(HT File Photo)
Intelligence reports earlier said that Dawood and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus.(HT File Photo)

Dawood Ibrahim’s brother rubbishes Covid-19 rumours

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Agencies
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2020 04:13 AM IST
Intelligence reports earlier said that Dawood and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus. The reports also revealed that his personal staff and guards have been quarantined.
The Centre’s directions are executive in nature, deriving their power from the Disaster Management Act, 2005, which doesn’t have any provision to deal with surveillance.(REUTERS)
The Centre’s directions are executive in nature, deriving their power from the Disaster Management Act, 2005, which doesn’t have any provision to deal with surveillance.(REUTERS)

Covid-19: Aarogya Setu needs legislative backing

By Amit Anand Tiwari
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 07:39 AM IST
The mandatory use of the mobile app brings many constitutional challenges such as the right to privacy of the citizens. Currently, there is no legal framework that governs it beyond its privacy policy and terms of use
RN Kao was the founder-chief of the Research and Analysis Wing or R&AW.(Pic: Sourced)
RN Kao was the founder-chief of the Research and Analysis Wing or R&AW.(Pic: Sourced)

Remembering RN Kao, India’s legendary spymaster

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 02:08 PM IST
RN Kao was a close adviser and security chief to three Indian Prime Ministers.
Intelligence agencies suspected that the accused passed information on naval operations to Pakistan.(PTI Photo/Representative Image)
Intelligence agencies suspected that the accused passed information on naval operations to Pakistan.(PTI Photo/Representative Image)

Man passes on videos of vital installations in Jammu to Pak, arrested: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 09:21 AM IST
Pankaj Sharma sent photos of bridges on highways along the border to Pakistan intelligence agencies, said sources.
Security forces at Patamda village in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)
Security forces at Patamda village in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)

‘Urban Naxals’ under government agencies’ lens

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 03:45 AM IST
Various NDA ministers and BJP functionaries have targeted urban naxals in the past. The Prime Minister himself has said in some rallies that urban naxals, from the comfort of their air-conditioned homes, remotely control locals, especially tribals, in areas affected by left wing extremism.
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India shared Happy PhD’s name with Pak last year

Hindstan Times, New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2020 11:31 PM IST
Activists of the PFI staging a protest in Mangaluru in this file photo.(Sudipto Mondal/HT)
Activists of the PFI staging a protest in Mangaluru in this file photo.(Sudipto Mondal/HT)

The story of Popular Front of India and reason behind its growth

Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 11:26 AM IST
PFI’s growth is phenomenal, admit intelligence agencies, saying it successfully exploited a growing vacuum in the community donning the role of a saviour.
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CID not mandated to fish in poll waters, informally gives forecast

By Hitender Rao, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2020 02:30 PM IST
HARYANA HOME MINISTER V/S CID: Political intelligence collected should have a law and order implication, as per CID manual
Manoj Mukund Naravane, Vice chief of Army staff, during the launch of Gentleman Spymaster in Pune on December 21, 2019. (Photo by Shankar Narayan/HT)
Manoj Mukund Naravane, Vice chief of Army staff, during the launch of Gentleman Spymaster in Pune on December 21, 2019. (Photo by Shankar Narayan/HT)

Army chief designate Manoj Naravane says real spy world not like ‘James Bond, guns, girls’

Pune | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 12:40 AM IST
The armed forces owe intelligence agencies for their contribution to the nation’s security, said Army chief-designate Lieutenant General Manoj Naravane.
India has informed the US and its other friends in the UNSC about blatant attempts by Pakistan with the help of its all-weather ally China to, first, accuse Indian expats working in Afghanistan of terror crimes and then get them listed as global terrorists by the 1267 sanctions committee(HT File Photo)
India has informed the US and its other friends in the UNSC about blatant attempts by Pakistan with the help of its all-weather ally China to, first, accuse Indian expats working in Afghanistan of terror crimes and then get them listed as global terrorists by the 1267 sanctions committee(HT File Photo)

India apprises US, others in UNSC of Pakistan conspiracy to embarrass Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 10:08 AM IST
In the past two months, Pakistan, with the help of China has submitted proposals to designate six Indians as global terrorists.
The Chhattisgarh police had informed the Central government that a small red and white light emitting object, probably a drone, was seen flying near the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Kistaram and Pallodi last month at least four times in three days. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The Chhattisgarh police had informed the Central government that a small red and white light emitting object, probably a drone, was seen flying near the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Kistaram and Pallodi last month at least four times in three days. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Naxals use drones over CRPF camp in Bastar, shoot at sight orders issued

Hindustan Times, Raipur/ New Delhi | By HT Correspondent and PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 01:34 AM IST
The latest directive by a unified command of security and intelligence agencies at the Centre comes in the wake of a maiden incident where drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were seen hovering over a strategically important CRPF camp in the worst Naxal-violence affected district of Sukma in Chhattisgarh’s south Bastar region.
While the spying case must be investigated, citizens should be more cautious too. Learn how to use safer technologies for messages; be discreet if possible; and always remember that if you have a mobile phone, you can be snooped upon(REUTERS)
While the spying case must be investigated, citizens should be more cautious too. Learn how to use safer technologies for messages; be discreet if possible; and always remember that if you have a mobile phone, you can be snooped upon(REUTERS)

What the WhatsApp spying reveals

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2019 08:28 PM IST
An independent panel must investigate the surveillance
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Security, intelligence agencies hold meeting to discuss Pak drone threat

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravinder Vasudeva, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2019 12:12 AM IST
After the Punjab Police foiled the nefarious design of Pakistan with the seizure of arms airdropped in Tarn Taran village by drones from Pakistan, chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has also strongly taken up the matter with Union home minister Rajnath Singh.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday amid heightened security threats(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday amid heightened security threats(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

NSA Ajit Doval visits Srinagar to take stock of ground situation

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 01:04 AM IST
Officials said Doval will meet top security officials and take stock of security and development-related activities in the state, which was also split into two union territories (UTs) -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. The UTs will come into effect on October 31.
Visits by people under SPG protection and the venues they intend to go to are cleared in advance by the agency after consultations with the local police.(HT image)
Visits by people under SPG protection and the venues they intend to go to are cleared in advance by the agency after consultations with the local police.(HT image)

Manmohan Singh’s security cover downgraded

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 12:58 AM IST
Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said such decisions should be taken as per norms.
The terror suspect is likely to be handed over to the Tamil Nadu police, investigating the latest terror threat in South India.(GETTY IMAGES.)
The terror suspect is likely to be handed over to the Tamil Nadu police, investigating the latest terror threat in South India.(GETTY IMAGES.)

Terror suspect held in Kochi, high alert continues in Kerala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 11:33 PM IST
Both states, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, were on high alert for the last three days in view of intelligence reports that six Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, including one from Pakistan and a native of Kerala had entered Tamil Nadu.
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s security is getting a leg-up due to intel inputs of a possible threat to him(HT PHOTO)
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s security is getting a leg-up due to intel inputs of a possible threat to him(HT PHOTO)

Commandos, lasers & bullet proof office to negate threat to UP CM Yogi Aditynath

Lucknow | By (IANS)
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 10:39 AM IST
Yogi Adityanath’s office in Lucknow will soon get bulletproof window panes apart from other security features like laser detection system after intel agencies reported a possible threat to him.
Intelligence agencies have received information that a three-member team of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed had been assigned to carry out an attack in Mumbai.(Getty Images)
Intelligence agencies have received information that a three-member team of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed had been assigned to carry out an attack in Mumbai.(Getty Images)

Mumbai could be Jaish’s target, says Indian intelligence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 09:20 PM IST
After scrapping of Article 370, Pakistan-based terror groups may target security forces in Kashmir and the hinterland.
Dozens of people were wounded with fatalities feared as a powerful car bomb rocked Kabul early Monday(Reuters Photo)
Dozens of people were wounded with fatalities feared as a powerful car bomb rocked Kabul early Monday(Reuters Photo)

Kabul Blast: At least 53 wounded as car bomb rocks Afghan’s capital

Kabul | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The heavily-secured neighbourhood is home to some military and government buildings, including one shared by Afghanistan’s intelligence agency and defence ministry, as well as the Afghan Football Federation and the Afghan Cricket Board.
A man was arrested in Punjab’s Faridkot for allegedly working as a spy for intelligence agencies in Pakistan, officials have said.(File Photo)
A man was arrested in Punjab’s Faridkot for allegedly working as a spy for intelligence agencies in Pakistan, officials have said.(File Photo)

Punjab man held on charges of spying for Pakistan

Hindustan Times, Faridkot | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2019 09:43 AM IST
Sources in the police said hand-made maps of restricted areas and information regarding the Indian Army’s weapons have been recovered from him.
Officials of the Assam Rifles suggested that the reward of Rs 5 lakh announced by Lt Gen MM Naravane, the chief of the Eastern Command for information on insurgents involved in the May 25 incident, during his visit to Nagaland on June 5 may have got valuable inputs that led to the arrest.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Officials of the Assam Rifles suggested that the reward of Rs 5 lakh announced by Lt Gen MM Naravane, the chief of the Eastern Command for information on insurgents involved in the May 25 incident, during his visit to Nagaland on June 5 may have got valuable inputs that led to the arrest.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Top Naga militant responsible for killing Assam Rifles personnel arrested

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 11:17 PM IST
Yanghang alias Mopa, said to be NSCN(K-YA)’s top cadre in India and two others were apprehended from Aboi in Mon district of Nagaland on Friday morning, in a joint operation carried out by Special Forces of the Indian Army, the Assam Rifles and intelligence agencies.
The regulator said Tinder had shared with them information about the company.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
The regulator said Tinder had shared with them information about the company.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)

Russia now requires Tinder to provide user data to intelligence agencies

Moscow, Russia | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 04:54 PM IST
The Russian Communications Oversight Agency published a new list of online services operating in Russia that are required to provide user data on demand to Russian authorities, including the FSB security agency.
The current special secretary of RA&W Samant Goel is likely to take over as the next chief of the agency. Goel has won praise for his handling of the Balakot airstrikes.(HT Photo)
The current special secretary of RA&W Samant Goel is likely to take over as the next chief of the agency. Goel has won praise for his handling of the Balakot airstrikes.(HT Photo)

Senior-level bureaucratic overhaul on the anvil

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 07:54 AM IST
Defence secretary Sanjay Mitra superannuates on May 31 – a day after the new government is sworn in. It is not clear who will succeed Mitra; secretary of defence production Ajay Kumar is a contender.
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